Miso Glazed Grilled Japanese Eggplant

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
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1/2 cup white miso (also called shiro miso)

1/4 cup cup mirin

2 tablespoons sugar

6 Japanese eggplants, halved lengthwise

1/4 cup canola oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chopped fresh mint, for garnish


  1. Preheat a charcoal grill or kamado-style ceramic charcoal cooker for direct grilling over high heat.
  2. Whisk together the miso, mirin, sugar and 2 tablespoons water until combined.
  3. Brush the cut-side of the eggplant with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the eggplant, cut-side down, until lightly golden brown, about 4 minutes. Turn the eggplant over, brush with some of the glaze and continue grilling for 2 more minutes. Brush with more glaze, flip over and grill until the cut-side is caramelized, about 4 minutes. Remove to a platter, cut-side up, and sprinkle with mint.

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